This row of converted workers cottages houses one of Paul Heathcotes flagship restaurants, and a cookery school. There are several intimate dining areas, with tables dressed in crisp white napery and high-backed leather chairs making this an ideal place for a special occasion. Food centres of local produce and traditional dishes, albeit updated.
So expect to find the likes of Mushroom Ravioli with Creamed Leeks, Red Wine Reduction and Parmesan Foam; Terrine of Chicken, Black Pudding and Ham Hock, Truffle Mayonnaise, Pan dEpice and Tortellini of Shellfish with Lobster Sauce among the starters.
Perhaps Pan Fried Halibut, Portobello Mushroom Purée, Braised Celery, Potato Galette and Almonds; Roast Goosnargh Duck, Pickled Turnip, Sautéed Mushrooms, Spring Onions and Consommé and Braised Mutton, Parsnip Purée, Roast Root Vegetables and Rosemary Braising Juices to follow.
Finish with Custard Tart with Prunes and Armagnac; Chocolate Soufflé Lavender Ice Cream; Lemongrass-Scented Crème Brulée or their excellent selection of British Cheeses.
Friendly, professional service.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Weds-Fri 12.00-14.30, set L £14.50 (2 courses), £19 (3 courses); Sun 12.00-20.45; set L £22.20; mains £12.50 to £28
- Dinner: Weds-Sat 18.00 (Sat 17.00) 22.00, Sun 12.00-20.45; set D £50 (whole table only): mains £20 to £28
- Seats: 60
- Wine: a concise list kicks off at £14.95
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Preston
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page. Higher Road is beside the White Bull Pub.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Sat, all Mon, Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned